Local autism support

There is lots of autism support available in Southampton and the wider Hampshire area. Find out more about this support and how different providers can help you.

Free autism e-learning

Southampton City Council has worked with Autism Hampshire and local people on the autism spectrum to develop free open access autism e-learning. This is aimed at raising awareness with anyone coming into regular contact with people on the spectrum and their families.

Local autism directory

Southampton, Hampshire, Portsmouth, and the Isle of Wight have funded a free online directory called The Local Autism Directory (LAD). Its aim is to be a combined approach to deliver support and information to people and families affected by autism.

What is the LAD?

The LAD is a direct response to requests for information from Southampton, Hampshire, Portsmouth, and the Isle of Wight Local Authorities to be accessible all in one place. It contains information and services for children, young people, and adults with autism, as well as information for their families and professionals.

What information does it provide?

The LAD provides information about the following:

  • Support groups
  • Activities
  • Schools
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Local news
  • Legal support
  • Finances
  • Diagnosis

There are also clear, simply written research articles from the Portsmouth University's Autism Research Network. These articles contain helpful information so that you can stay up to date with new approaches.

Southampton directory of support services

If you are looking for more help, we have a section dedicated to services and charities that can assist with all sorts of issues surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder on our directory.

Support from other organisations

National Autistic Society SHOW

Autism Hampshire SHOW

Ambitious about Autism SHOW

Further help on the NHS website SHOW

Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism SHOW

Further information

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